Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.

aimee@lambegparish.co.uk   OR  07999649180 

Daily Prayer

 Find a quiet place and time each day

 Ask God to help you understand His Word

 Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)

 Pray about what you’ve read for yourself

 Pray about what you’ve read for others

 Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.


Holy Baptism

Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month.  Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector.  No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.

9.45 a.m.

Holy Communion (page 180)    Preacher: Rector


10.45 a.m.

Morning Prayer  (page 101)      Preacher: Rector

 Sunday School,

  First Reading: Hosea 6:1-6 (p.903)

 Second Reading: Galatians 4:8-20 (p.1170)


12.00 noon

Service of the Word & Sunday School   Preacher:Rev R Smyth

 In the Hilden Centre


6.30 p.m.

  Evening Prayer                      Preacher: Rector

 First Reading: Exodus 17:8-16 (p.75)

 Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1 (p.1191)

Sunday 12th January 2020

Thank God

for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre  

God’s generous provision for the ministry


Pray for

the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership

the Sunday services - the worship and teaching. 

the elderly and housebound -

those who visit hem

those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations

Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath

Activities for Week commencing 13th January 2020

Gift Aid

Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1 a tax-paying parishioner gives to the church.  

Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.

Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report

Gift Aid Coordinator

At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme.  Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings.  If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.

1st Sunday after the Epiphany

Monday 13th January 2020

8.00 p.m. Bowling Club     (Church Hall)

7.45 p.m. Mothers Union     (Minor Hall)

 Bring & Buy Sale followed by Quiz

Tuesday 14th January 2020

10.00 a.m. Mums & Tots                    (Hilden Centre)

7.30 – 9.00 p.m   Unlabelled Youth Club (Yr 8+)         (Hilden Centre)

Wednesday 15th January 2020

9.30 a.m. Work Party  

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon Needles & Pins         (Hilden Centre)

7.00 p.m. Girls’ Brigade               (Church Halls)

 Juniors (P5 to P7) 7.00- 8.30 pm

 Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm

 Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm

7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Christianity Explored Course  (Rectory)

Thursday 16th January 2020

10.00 a.m. Open House            (Hilden Centre)

Church Lads Brigade             (Hilden Centre)

6.45 - 7.30pm Martins (P1-P2)
7.00 - 8.00pm Yteam (P3-P6)

7.30 -8.30pm  JTC (P7-Y9) 

Saturday 18th January 2020

10.00 a.m.- 12.00 Girls Brigade        (Church Halls)

 For under 5’s & Explorers

Monday:  Read Galatians 4:8-11.  When a person comes to know Christ, they are called to a new life.  There is no going back again to the old life.  The proper way to live life is to be like Jesus.  Pray that in this new Year of 2020, we may grow in our faith and likeness to Jesus

Tuesday: Read Galatians 4:12-16.  Paul calls the Galatians to live like him – see Galatians 2:20. He wants them to listen to the Gospel and be changed by it (v.16) as they had once been.  Pray for churches to be faithful in obedience to the Gospel.  Pray for this renewal of the church.

Wednesday: Read Galatians 4:17-20. False teachers are a constant part of the church scene in any age. Pray for an increase in ministry of those who will faithfully teach the Gospel.  Pray for our diocese to elect a bishop who will be  a faithful teacher of God’s Word.

Thursday: Read Galatians 4:8-20.  Paul is passionate about these Christian people that they will be mature in Christ i.e., ‘…Christ formed in you..’ (v19).  Pray for the work of making disciples whether here or overseas through the various mission agencies, which we support.

Friday:  Read Galatians 4:8-20.  This is not some dry, dusty document or doctrine.  Paul is passionate these Christians rediscover the joy of their faith (v.15).  Where is the joy of OUR faith?  Can others see it?  Pray for our church to grown in joy of the faith and love of others.

Hello out there, did you know that we have over 24 seats in our Choir stalls in Lambeg.  Many people in our Parish can still remember when they were all filled every Sunday.  Nowadays we get about one third of that number.  We still have one of the finest organs in the Diocese – it is over 100 years old.  We have a fantastic organist and Choirmaster in John McClune.  We have two beautifully tuned pianos and a lovely Choir robing room in which to practice.  So why do we not have a lengthy queue of people coming to join our Choir?  We need you on board to make it work.
What are the benefits?  Well, it will give you great musical training, for a start.  Not forgetting the great fellowship and friendships which members enjoy.  Do you think that the members are too old for me?  Then, what about a couple of small groups of teens, twenties, thirties etc coming along together.  They would make and enjoy their own fellowship groups.  Do you think that it is too much of a time commitment?  Well, there are practices, but not every week.  They only increase as the Choir prepares for special services, e.g., around Christmas and Easter, and they normally only last an hour.

I can’t sing!  Well everybody can sing to some extent and the Choir are not looking for super stars – just people who like singing – nobody is expected to be able to read music as the practices will get you over that.    So, what is stopping you from giving it a go?  Talk to Angela Sloan for more information or ring her at 028 9267 9126  We sing to glorify God.

Next Sunday 19th January 2020

9.30 a.m. Holy Communion


10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer

  Sunday School


12.00 noon Service of the Word     

  & Sunday School    

  Hilden Centre
6.30 p.m. Six Steps to talking about Jesus

           HILDEN CENTRE

Six Steps to talking about Jesus’ course

19th Jan.-23rd Feb. @) 6.30pm in Hilden Centre

In Lambeg and Hilden, we aim to be a ‘Learning, Caring, Worshipping, & Witnessing Church’. During 2020, Lord willing, we will be exploring these four areas. To begin, we will be studying a short, practical, gentle course on being a ‘Witnessing Church’.

This will take place each Sunday evening at 6.30pm from January to February in the Hilden Centre.  The Rev. David Luckman will be conducting the course.  Please do plan to come along & learn how to grow in our your witness for Christ.  Contact Rector for further details

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